. coming up, a closer look at one of california's most heated races, proposition tlofr and a campaign to eliminate the death penalty. see you back in 30 minutes. >>> welcome back to "today," saturday morning, the 3rd day of november, 2012. a great crowd on the plaza waving hello to friends and family back home. our thanks to them for spending part of their saturday with us. back at studio 1-a i'm here with erica hill. you've got an hour under your belt. it feels good, huh? >> it feels great. i'm going to stick around for another one it's that's all right. >> it's great to have you here. >>> hurricane sandy's aftermath in parts of new york and new jersey, people are waiting in long line foro buy gas. now there are new rules in place in some areas to hopefully ease some of that frustration. across the river in staten island, people in that hard-hit area are finally seeing pockets of hope amidst the devastation. among days of controversy and increasing pressure, new york city's mayor has called off this weekend's new york marathon. we have complete coverage for you in just a few moments.